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Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> reporter: we checked in on two spots daly city and here in pacifica. here residents aren't nervous they are so committed to this area they built in lovely space here they say the views are so wonderful, so incredible they are worth protecting. images from two years ago were unbelievable and for the -- forgetable. 50 feet of hillside disappeared two apartment buildings were condemned. as storms roll in officials say they aren't worried about a repeat. >> we haven't seen any advanced erosion or continued since we were here two years ago. >> reporter: 320 and 330 esplanade are still empty, costs have prevented owners from protecting these apartments. the building next door is still full of residents who love living here the owner has taken steps to stabilize the hillside. >> the work the people did in this area seems to have affect. >> reporter: new problem in daly city this hillside came down two weeks ago when a pipe broke. >> we were worried more mud will flow. look at the weather. >> reporter: city officials tell abc7 news they feel confident the hillside will hold. if it doesn't, the
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
to moderate rain as is san bruno south san francisco daly city, colma towards burlingame that is going to continue to sink south over the next hour if you live near the dumbarton bridge or north you will get light to moderate rain and light rain in the south bay possibly moderate rain in the santa cruz mountains. over the past six hours russian river only quarter of an inch, santa rosa half an inch. petaluma a little more than a quarter. let's talk about temperatures dress for mid 50s to low 60s. mid 50s around the monterey bay. rain this morning, showers this afternoon. foggy spots the next couple of nights brighter and drier starting tomorrow. here's that wave we talked about yesterday, hooking up with the front slowing progress bringing us the higher intensity of rain during the morning commute, you can see noon the steadier rain moves east, scattered light showers will continue during the afternoon hours if you have outdoor plans be prepared overnight maybe a stray shower then tomorrow's morning commute all gone a little fog forming then partly sunny and dry thursday afternoo
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
may see slow traffic heading into the city. let's look at the waze app, 101 through petaluma into novato spotters are reporting fog visibility could be affected. download this app to get around your commute, free on the apple app store and google play. >>> 6:02. breaking news near livermore two chp officers injured when their car flipped during a high speed chase this is altamont pass, the pursuit started 3:30 this morning near isabel avenue in livermore officers were chasing a speeding driver through a construction zone when they flipped. officers were taken to the hospital to be checked out. kira klapper will have more in a live report in a few minutes. >>> happening now we are waiting for the u.s. supreme court to reveal within the next hour whether it will weigh in on same-sex marriage. the court is expected to announce whether it will review the legality of prop 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court may take up federal defense of marriage act which bars federal benefits to same-sex couples flash flood the court does review prop 8, a ruling will come -- before ju
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 9:00am PST
rain in fremont and gusty winds in union city. on the peninsula, a heavy downpour and winds have lightened up here. but still some light rain. the front has yet to move through san francisco. some heavier rain on the peninsula from woodside to 280 and flooding is happening in the santa cruz mountains. we are looking at rain rates of an inch an hour and another additional inch is forecasted. take a look at these current wind gusts. you can see where the front has moved through. it is breezy and dangerous out there. and throw 10:15 we will be looking at flooding imminent, and then beyond that the creeks and the streams will be draining into the rivers, and then we are looking at the rivers rising right on through midday. carolyn? >> it is a wild morning. thank you, low saw. both eastbound lanes of the richmond san rafael bridge remain blocked by an overturned big rig right now. the chp won't even think about moving it until the winds die down. abc7 news reporter nick smith is on the bridge to update this storm-related news. >> carolyn, this is the first time i have had an opportuni
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
city is facing, not enough money to maintain them. >> reporter: the experts say trees like these in washington square park in san francisco should be pruned every three to five years. but because of budget constraints, san francisco is pushing for ten to 12 years. combined with rain can be a dangerous kings. >> it was a surprise but not a shock when this tree on the sidewalk gave way. she had been calling the city since may alert them the gentleman jess particular tree was dying and needed care. >> they are not very good about checking it on their own. as a homeowner i take responsibility to tell them to check the tree. it's one of 40,000 trees the city is responsible for. the department of public works it should have been reviewed. there are only three inspectors to do the job. because of a budget that has been chipped away as dramatically as this tree. >> we have a budget about $3-4 million for street maintenance in san francisco. there was study done just to maintain the trees we need about $25 million. that is a big short fall right there. >> department spokes woman says in the
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
view drive and into the neighborhood. city crews tell us piles of large debris plugged up the culvert and the force of the flood water started washing away the earth between the culvert and the road. that's when the pavement collapsed on top of the utility lines. there could have been raw sue -- sewage running down the treat. >> it was a moving target. we saul the road had begun to dip, appeared to be failing. we called central sand. they were working on top of the failing road, and they worked very rapidly through the morning, and were able to get the line in before the road finally collapsed. reporter: this chest of drawers is among the debris that washed down the creek and plugged up the culvert. you can see logs, tree stumps and an assortment of garbage. the city still doesn't have an accurate read how many homes are affected but says the residents will probably by without water throughout the night. interestingly the same culvert was plugged and caused serious flooding in 1997. back livement you can see the hole in the ground. hey several utility crews out here trying to
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 11:00pm PST
see things piling up , you will have to go to the city and let them know there is a problem before it becomes critical. in this case it was a little late. >> back live and you can see they are excavating the chunks of pavement that collapsed into the hole. the city will be out here assessing the damage before they get to work replacing the entire culvert. again, the city manager says it could take quite some time. reporting live in lafayette, alan wang, abc news. >> thank you. >>> a portion of highway 1 flooded stranding cars. they were over the scene as the rescue truck pulled away. we caught up with one of the drivers, and she told us she was driving through the flood just fine until something happened. >> a truck came by and just completely washed me over. a huge wave of water came over the car and i couldn't see a thing and the car died. >> some nice people pulled kate's car to high ground and helped her get it started again. the water has receded enough to not pose a threat to drivers. >>> peter sent us this picture this morning via you report. he says some good samaritans res
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
city provides the sand and bags but you'll need your own shovel. there we found a restaurant owner that has learned the hard way. >> it's supposed to go down to the streets but sometimes when it rains so much, it can't hold. it flooded the kitchen so this time around i'm going to be prepared. >> sneeze sandbags are available while they last. norcal's advice to make sure you are ready for a disaster is posted at abc7news.com. you'll find that helpful guide under see it on tv. >> several areas, they are taking new actions to protect themselves. >> neighbors in daly city is sleeping in shifts. >> amy hollyfield has more on that and action taken in pacifica where rain and sliding cliffs damaged two apartment buildings two years ago. >> this was unbelievable and unforgettable. 60 feet of hillside disappeared. two apartment buildings were condemned. as storms roll into the bay area officials say they aren't worried about a repeat performance. >> they haven't seen any advanced erosion or continued erosion since we were here two a years ago. >> these are still empty and. building next stor
ABC
Dec 1, 2012 4:00pm PST
green indicating on the map we'll start moving in. daly city and berkeley, piedmont, the claremont avenue area being hit with a good burst of rain, and towards oakley and brentwood, seeing moderate rain. these are cells moving around, and this is actually the warm sector. this is 7:00 tonight. this is the warm sector, the mod rain in the north bay. and a little break around midnight and by 3:00 a.m., this is storm number three. this is 5:00 a.m. heavy rain starting to move down into the north bay. 7:00 a.m., starts to move down to about the golden gate bridge, sfo. 9:00 a.m. heavy rainfall. now starting to move into the east bay. fairfield, concord. notice the clearing that takes place behind the very rapidly, at 11:00 a.m., and then moves on towards the south. of course the concerns up on the riffs and we'll look at those concerns in a bit. >> ama: in napa, the national weather service issued a flood warning for the napa river, a waterway prone to flooding, and the city's residents are hoping it's not a repeat of the devastating flood in 2005. >> the napa river looks calm now but
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 6:00am PST
looking it he rain but gusty winds. lighter rains into fremont and union city and the south bay. this will all continue to increase throughout the day. the first half of the day looking much, much different than the second half. carolyn. >> lisa, you are the key person this morning. thank you so much. big concern in the north bay is flooding, especially along creeks and rivers. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where they are watching that river rise inch by inch. >> yes. inch by inch, carolyn, especially as the rain continues to fall. i've come to the realization this is my lot in life, to be put in situations where the rain is blowing horizontally at me all morning long. the wind is whipping through napa. we have a look at the river this morning whereas carolyn mentioned, flooding is a concern. it was expected that the river would surpass it's flood level about noon today. now that's changed. estimates go anywhere from 1:00 p.m. to between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. estimates are the water could rise and reach 25 to 27 feet. elsewhere here in napa you can see downtown. it
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 11:00am PST
can't imagine for everyone else i am >> reporter: city leaders say it will be this way for sometime. >> this -- this will not be used until spring or summer. >> reporter: they spent last night and this morning focusing on getting people's utilities. when the road collapsed it is ver essential water and sewage lines. -- crews put temporary crews in place to get water to which worked. >> it was weak i wouldn't want to do that everyday but it was there >> reporter: next on the list to build a temporary storm drain then they will come up with a permanent solution which will take several months to come phraoeplt the thought of living with this giant hole is unnerving to some. >> a little terrifying. i know that people are working on it, i've got confidence in the city to take care of. >> reporter: others are looking at the positive this shortcut to downtown through their neighborhood has been severed. >> all the traffic comes through, nobody stops at the signs, dangerous for the kids. >> the good news is that everybody who list in the vicinity can still get to work or school by taking a
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 5:00am PST
oregon and eureka and crescent city now. impressive shield of clouds coming our way that's why i think we'll see the sprinkles become more light rain in the north bay noon, rain steady north bay 4:00, starting to head into the heart of the bay, it will be in most of the bay by 7:00. temperatures starting off around 50, hang out in the mid uper 50s at noon, near 60 by 4:00, back to the 50s by 7:00. tomorrow the rain will be steady in the morning, tomorrow's morning commute will be the one most affected by the wet weather. scattered showers wednesday afternoon. drier pattern thursday hangs around through at least friday >>> so far, so good many san jose 87 northbound past hp pavilion, you can see traffic moving at the limit light dry roads no problems northbound through san jose 80 westbound past golden gate fields and university avenue into the berkeley curve, emeryville and the macarthur maze is at the limit. a little busier, i don't see stalls or accidents or slowing for your 80 east shore commute. good news for mass transit, muni back on track, all power restored, everybody is
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 4:30am PST
minutes after that quake, a small tsunami came ashore in the city of ing give with waves about three feet, -- no damage. before the quake television broke too programming warning a strong quake was due to hit after it did warnings came for those living near the coast to flee to higher ground that warning has been lifted across north eastern japan. it is the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000 and gathered the world's worst nuclear crisis, leaking radiation into the sea and air this morning the power company reports that no problems have been seen at any of their nuclear plants. officials are still assessing the damage. we are hearing that several were hurt, we are monitoring to find out where those reports are coming from. cornell bernard, abc7 news. >>> let's get a check on the forecast here. fog out there. >> yeah, it is out there and very fence being thankfully patchy in the sand -- very dense, thankfully patchy in the san ramon valley, right now it is dry reduced visibilities you don't have wet roads. at the reporting stations thickest napa and novato. in
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> winds blow. as bad as today, we're busy. >> crews cut it down. it's the city's responsibility to trim the trees. >> we don't have the number of trues that we'd like. in fact tree maintenance cycle is far short of that. it's a resource issue of money. >> some trees supposed to be maintained by homeowners. across town in san francisco russian hill neighborhood, this family narrowly escaped being hit by a huge cypress tree. one piece spearing through the master bedroom. >> fell over my head. one of the branches, the main trunk of the tree fell into our yard. and then, one branch fell into our house. >> trees like this one found in city parks are usually removed later. this one will remind neighbors of the power of the most recent storm. >> i did hear a lot of rain coming down. a lot of wind. but no sounds at night. so just came out a minute ago. and wow. there is a tree gone. >> and again i'm on 14th avenue. in the richmond district. here is an interesting fact for you. there are about 103,000 neighborhood trees in san francisco. the city maintains about a third of them. i'm live
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 4:30am PST
that we are starting out middle 50 redwood city 57 san jose as well as the coast and downtown we are looking at temperatures today to stay on the mild side this is a system coming from the pacific that will allow for temperatures to stay in the 60s. heaviest rain will be in the north and then by the late afternoon into the evening commute, it -- 63 downtown, 65 in livermore today, heaviest rain through the overnight hours, into your friday morning commute then the biggest system, latter part of the weekend with that one we are concerned about flooding perhaps in the north bay. let's look at our morning commute with sue hall. >>> good morning. so far, so good. we are at the golden gate bridge live shot crews picking up lanes and reconfiguring. roadwork on north end of the span because of those crews looks like they are wrapping up now no delays here, smooth sailing over the waldo past spencer and rodeo drive, "sig alert" in the napa area 121 at highway 128, two-lane highway blocking northbound, a driver swerved to avoid a deer and flipped his car. northbound 880 hegenberger off-ramp a
ABC
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
we hear complaints about water backing up in the mission district. today, city workers broug in sandbags, to protect businesses and homes. the neighborhood is a former lagoon. rain water just runs down from neighborhoods and pools there. we talked with one person who says this is great. >> people get between seven to 10. and there is maybe a front door but when have you loading dock as cross the street which is a restaurant that is all open across. that goes three feet below street level. they need 35 dags -- 35 bags. >> the city has a plan owe keep the mission from flooding going forward. the rain is a problem in daily city. work crews trying to shore up a hillside that crumbled after a rupture. it let loose what,000 gallons of water and just unleashed a huge mudslide. crews have been out there replacing the soil that shifted. the hillside must be shored up. what is job one. >> the california emergency management agency reminds us this weather provides a good reason to make sure that we are ready for rainy season or a natural hazard. we're encouraged to have our kits stocked wi
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 4:30am PST
hopefully mitigating potential hazards. >> reporter: one arborists returned from new york city where he been working on the mess left by superstorm sandy. he's been out here for a few days dealing with the problems, he's going back to new york city today because the cleanup continues back there. in the bay area, water coming up here, trees coming down, 900 people without power in san rafael. that's the story so far the heaviest rain still on the way. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today. a section of that road collapsed. vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency he advantage . fixing the road will take one month. -- >>> in san francisco the department of public works preparing for more rain. crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and branches from the streets during last sunday's storm. they've been checking out vulnerable trees. dpw is offering free sandbags. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage, you can track the storm any time with live doppler 7 hd at
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 1:05am PST
either. heather ishimaru is live in daly city where the flooding is a worry there as well. heather? >> reporter: dan, this is the daly city vet that was inundated by mud a couple weeks ago. here the slide covered the road. down on highway 1 cal trans is worried about the road itself sliding away. the coast can be as beautiful as it is treacherous. heavy rains called forecloser than usual monitoring -- for closer than usual monitoring of highway 1 that is prone to rock slides and worse. in 1995 and in 2006 the hillside separated from itself and it headed for the water below calling months long closures. the locals know rain can take away their north-south route between pacifica and monterra. >> i have seen that through earthquakes and i have seen it be closed for a year. i have seen everybody get rerouted up thine 2 and down 280. it wouldn't be the first time it has happened. >> cal trans is thinking about cleaning out the storm drain. a superintendent drives the highway every day for a visual inspection. and their electronic monitors are alarm sounds in oaknd la. he commutes every
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 1:05am PST
the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman know. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there was some smoke damage to the house next to it. one person has been confirmed de
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
tell you what gere advised coming up. >>> but we'll start in kansas city where the linebacker jovan belcher was supposed to take the field for the chiefs, but that's not going to happen. police said that he killed his girlfriend on saturday. and then killed himself in front of his coach. caught in the middle here the most innocent conceivable victim, the couple's 3-month-old baby girl. abc's john schriffen is inside arrowhead stadium where today's game will still be played. >> reporter: dan, good morning. this morning, we're learning more about what may have happened in the hours leading up to this tragedy. according to the kansas city star, it all started 1:00 saturday morning when belcher's girlfriend got home late from a concert that she attended with friends. well, tragically, it ended seven hours later. when belcher shot her several times, and he then drove to the chiefs stadium where he then took his own life. this morning, investigators are trying to figure out why nfl linebacker jovan belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then took his own life. >> we heard that they
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
rule requiring clothes at city hall. when taking their off, three men, four women were tossed out. >> i am nudist butuqcdñ i prepae to have the freedom of being in the sexual revolution. >> the law will take affect in february unless a judge sides with the nudist who's say the ban violates their civil rights. there willo#z be permitted devents. but that doesn't satisfy the protestors. >> it teaches children that they should be ashamed of their bodies and adults they should ab shamed of their body autos supervisor scott weiner says his constituents were tired of seeing a group of naked guys every day. sow sponsors this citywide ordinance. >> i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it passed and to move on to other thing autos but that is not likely to happen right away. there is now a criminal charge against local blogger michael petrillis posting this picture of scott weiner in a bathroom preparing to brush his teeth. what he had tried to take was a picture of the supervisor again talls. the district attorney says that is an invasion of pry vassy.. >> the -- privacy. >> thi
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
good now, tail lights towards foster city, 13 to 14 minutes to get across the span either direction eastbound looking good too. southbound out of marin over the waldo through the rainbow tunnel waldo tunnel looking nice, no fog, no traffic coming into san francisco, a little bit of wet roads with isolated showers through marin. san leandro, accident with a truck, 26 foot truck plowed into parked cars at east 14th and 162nd avenue, amy hollyfield is headed there. new accident north 680 before 80 at cordelia junction car in center divide. >>> 6:03. san francisco list have a wanted federal parolee in custody after a standoff. police recognized the man yesterday on monterey boulevard. he took off and collided with a police car. the parolee's car was found after somebody phoned in a tip. police confirmed he was in a house on appleton avenue and set up a perimeter with the s.w.a.t. team, he surrendered. >>> live doppler tracking storm two being expected to arrive fully tonight sonoma county residents and businesses are getting ready nearly an inch of rain fell in downtown petaluma yesterd
ABC
Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
. here the city is trying to prevent damage this morning on pine street. the city had to clean up after a tree that fell over on a car. >> this is scary. i witnessed it. it was scary. >> she is describing when the tree fell over that happened at about 8:30. this tree landed on a mercedes-benz. the tree trunk rolled off the car. the car belongs to ashley jenkins. >> i hope it's not a total loss. i just bought the car. soy love it. it's been a great car for me so far. but i'm just trying to think positively about it. >> residents say is not the first time a tree has fallen over. year, neighbors are concerned trees are old and too vulnerable. >> i am concerned about the people driving down pine street and about my family. >> trees air major concern for workers. rec and park crews decided this tree is just about to fall. so they decided before it did damage. large storm waves fell on the coast. jeff who lives in a home by the shore says living here means you have to be ready when the types of storms come through. >> you should stay prepared. actually. have batteries on hand. should be
ABC
Nov 30, 2012 5:00am PST
even injuries. this came down in the bernal heights neighborhood yesterday. residents and city officials have been at odds over how to deal with old, sick trees with the city budget that has cut the number of inspectors for the entire city down to three. >>> mike watching things closely. can you tell us more about -- >>> the flood warning in effect until 6:15 accumulating effect of all the streets and roads draining into the stream will keep it rising until 6:15, penngrove stream right now overflowing its banks and causing flooding this whole area in green which is most of the petaluma this morning best radar returns are around corona road up to old adobe mcdowell, stony point road along 101 must be a nightmare there because you are getting ponding on the roads from the heavier rain. the good news is you can see a little break to the west cold front moving through the heart of the bay now, that's why you see this line here from about davis down 80 into san francisco, points about 50 miles east where the green is moderate to heavy rain now that is out ahead of the cold front we
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 5:00am PST
bit better returns here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, santa rosa from 41 miles an hour to san jose. we have the wind, we have the rain, we have a flash flood watch through the evening hours. so the heaviest rain will continue to sink to the south of us throughout the morning hours and the wind advisory is up through noon today. we are looking at south winds anywhere from 20 to 30 miles an hour and we are seeing the gusts already up to 50 miles an hour. so here we are on track to see the heaviest rain from the north bay into the central bay within the next hour. so stay with us. we will keep you updated. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. with all that going on and this series of storms the rivers are rising throughout the bay area. there's a flat warning this morning for the napa river. that's where abc7 news reporter kera clapper joins us live. how i
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 2:00am PST
north coast, pushing into crescent city. this where is the leading edge of the cold front is. it has to swing south and we are doing for heavy around and wind tomorrow morning. this is the timing. 11:00 this evening, and tonight and early tomorrow morning, stormy conditions, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., that's when we'll look for very heavy rainfall, very strong winds to move into the north bay. 6:00 a.m. red indicating very heavy rain, from napa down towards san rafael. and you'll notice as we head to the 9:00 hour, into the 11:00 hour, this cold front moves towards the south, the rain pushes south. behind it we'll see clearing rapidly, and this is good news for the rest russian river, guerneville, because it looks as the some of the levels won't be as high as we anticipated. we'll check out the latest river flow stages forecast for those two rivers, plus other advisories for the bay area in the next 24 hours. >> ama: as league just mentioned, flooding is a big concern, especially along the napa river, sergio quintana is live in napa. sergio? reporter: well, the rains have already caused so
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
areas most -- affected bay the housing crisis, nine cities in alameda and contra costa counties. >>> the man considered to be the toughest sheriff in america is in san francisco trying to figure out whether students at a local middle school sent him hate mail. sheriff joe arpaio tried to clear it up. >> reporter: joe arpaio now is known as the toughest sheriff in america also as the most controversial sheriff in america. this morning he might qualify as the most frustrated sheriff in america. others exhibit adult quality penmanship but the words all in spanish allegedly from students in a middle school sent to the sheriff, designed to hurt. >> then they said i have concentration camps with my tent city i put up 20 years ago. then i'm a racist. and i break up families and just go after brown people. >> reporter: he has a national reputation for aggressive enforcement of illegal immigration laws. he figured since he was coming to town he offered to come out to the middle school and talk to the students or at least the teachers or the principal. >> i'm concerned about parents given
ABC
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
francisco bay area. wind gusts up to 54 miles per hour in the city. and outside, some of the higher terrain had 88-mile-per-hour gusts. and we go to nevada because it is not just california. they are sandbagging, preparing for more rain. the truckee river will likely crest and flood by tomorrow. some of the heaviest flooding they've seen in more than a decade. finally, it's not just northern california and the pacific northwest. it's southern california that feels the high surf. so, some surfers probably very happy. but could be dangerous. but it's something to note if you're planning to go to the beach in southern california. let's look at what we expect for more rainfall coming up. tonight into early tomorrow, that's when the next bulk of it hits. you'll have four to eight inches in that red area. redding, you're included. sacramento, just on the outside of it. the wind speeds will gust easily to 40-mile-per-hour-plus. 60 to 80 in any of the red area. and finally, high surf going to be an issue, all the way through the weekend. i'll have so much more coming up in your nation's wea
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
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Dec 1, 2012 1:05am PST
days, but that's because the city has an excellent storm drainage system. they are seeing a dramatic change in the river levels. >> by sunday into monday it will be up to here. the flood stage or the expectations at gernville is 32 feet. >> bill hutchinson whose trailer sits on the russian river says he has watched the river rise 17 feet since this morning. he is packing up and heading for higher ground tomorrow. >> it is not worth it. fortunately my little house has wheels on. it. >> even the creatures are headed for high ground. west of santa rosa, several low-lying back roads are flooded, and it only took a foot of water to stallthis car.t this car. >> we were coming from windsor and going to the mall. >> samuel saw the flood signs and he started to cross. >> once we got to the water we saw the smoke coming out and he turned the car back off and on. we will open the doors and the water just came in. >> everybody just thinks they can come through it and they don't make. it. >> nicholas williams says he pulled three cars out of this flooded part of the station. >> when they do that
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
the kansas city royals. the winning lotto numbers turn out to be the same as that team's hall of fame players. stars like george brett, and willie wilson, along with former player, bo jackson. we did try to contact hill overnight. but our calls were not returned. but all this speculation could soon be over. officials will be revealing who holds that winning powerball ticket in the next few hours. george? >> okay, alex. thanks. love that secret code. >>> halfway across the country, another big winner. >> we have new clues developing right now about the second powerball winner. this may be him, caught on surveillance, learning he's just won -- look at that. come on. abc's david kerley has the latest on this mystery man. david? >> reporter: it's amazing, amy. how often do we get to see someone who's potentially won $200 million -- $275 million. but that's exactly what may have happened here. at least that's the way it appears right now. can fairy tales come true? it seems like this anonymous man's happily ever after may have started at this exxon station. watch these cameras capture
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
city has an excellent storm drainage system. they are seeing a dramatic change in the river levels. >> by sunday into monday it will be up to here. the flood stage or the expectations at gernville is 32 feet. >> bill hutchinson whose trailer sits on the russian river says he has watched the river rise 17 feet since this morning. he is packing up and heading for higher ground tomorrow. >> it is not worth it. fortunately my little house has wheels on. it. >> even the creatures are headed for high ground. west of santa rosa, several low-lying back roads are flooded, and it only took a foot of water to stall out this car. >> we were coming from windsor and going to the mall. >> samuel saw the flood signs and he started to cross. >> once we got to the water we saw the smoke coming out and he turned the car back off and on. we will open the doors and the water just came in. >> everybody just thinks they can come through it and they don't make. it. >> nicholas williams says he pulled three cars out of this flooded part of the station. >> when they do that to the car what happens? >> they
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Dec 3, 2012 2:00am PST
things piling up , you will have to go to the city and let them know there is a problem before it becomes critical. in this case it was a little late. >> back live and you can see they are excavating the chunks of pavement that collapsed into the hole. the city will be out here assessing the damage before they get to work replacing the entire culvert. again, the city manager says it could take quite some time. reporting live in lafayette, alan wang, abc news. >> thank you. >>> a portion of highway 1 flooded stranding cars. they were over the scene as the rescue truck pulled away. we caught up with one of the drivers, and she told us she was driving through the flood just fine until something happened. >> a truck came by and just completely washed me over. a huge wave of water came over the car and i couldn't see a thing and the car died. >> some nice people pulled kate's car to high ground and helped her get it started again. the water has receded enough to not pose a threat to drivers. >>> peter sent us this picture this morning via you report. he says some good samaritans rescue
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Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
pre-oscar event. we'll tell you what geer advised coming up. >>> we'll start with kansas city where linebacker jovan belcher. he killed his girlfriend on saturday. and then killed himself in front of his coach. caught in the middle here the most innocent conceivable victim, the couple's 3-month-old girl. john? >> reporter: dan, good morning. we're right here on the field. this morning, we're learning more about what may have happened in the hours leading up to this tragedy. it all started 1:00 saturday morning when belcher's girlfriend got home late from a concert that she attended with friends. tragically it ended seven hours later. he then drove to the chiefs stadium where he then took his own life. this morning, investigators are trying to figure out why linebacker jovan belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then took his own life. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. >> reporter: police say saturday morning he shot and killed kasandra perkins the mother of his daughter at their home. police say belcher's own mother was in the house, saw the murder and call
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Dec 4, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> san francisco city hall could be filled with naked people again today when the board of supervisors is expected to give final approval to a city wide ban on nudity. the board voted 6-5 to give initial approval to the ordinance. they plan to do the same today. the legislation would amend the city's code to prohibit nudity and streets, plazas, sidewalks and other public spaces. more in a live report from terry mcsweeney in the income half hour. >>> we are keeping a close -- close eye own your commute to see if the muni subway can get back on schedule. >> this may not be the day to protest and -- you know what we're talking about. mike has more on the weather. >> nice visual there, thank you eric. >> yeah, thank you. >>> sprinkles sea ranch towards cloverdale be treatmented for that in the next 20 to 30 minutes in cloverdale. -- otherwise live doppler showing dry weather over the rest of us, cloud cover so it is mild this morning, warmer than it was yesterday morning, 40s and 50s out there upper 40s to low 50s, until you go san francisco 55, temperatures four to 10° warmer
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Dec 7, 2012 12:00am PST
. >> arizona tough on 0illegal immigration sheriff appears in immigrant friendly city. sheriff joe welcomed at local watering hole tonight. >> geared to giving information about sex toy. >> that spark outrage tonight but not for the reason you might think. >> also apple does something it hadn't done in almost 3 decade decades. old announcement from the cupertino company. >> later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". the chilling confession of a serial killer. the man linked to at least 8 murder across the country describes how and why he chose his victims. >> plus how in the world did tiny camera capturing these tiny camera capturing these amazing death defying >> we have developing news tonight. philippine authorities say 420 people have been killed by a typhoon and claim that number could easily double. more than 400 people are also missing from the storm that hit the southern province of the country. residents being roped to safety across fast moving streams as you can see here. tragedy happened in area wildly known to be highly susceptible to flooding. >> america mess controve
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
one direction or another. now, tonight at 6:00 we'll talk to neighbors and the city who are finding that the bright side, boy say of this. that will be tonight at 6:00. >> white house middle school will be reopening tomorrow after being closed today, the cause of damage in one building. four classrooms as well as library and administrative offices flooded yesterday when a culvert backed up. officials trying to determine whether they'll have to replace floors and cabinets in the building. >> a lot treefs have fallen in the storms because of the ground just oversaturated at this point. like this tree danging a mercedes-benz last week, they often damage anything and everything in their paths when they fall. tree crews have been aus fully busy haven't they? >> behind me, you can see an elm tree. you can take a look. how powerful this must have been as it was falling it picked up part of the sidewalk and fell on to this prius this, wasn't the only tree that fell here. i'm counting one, two, three, here on walnut street. this is san francisco vernal heights neighborhood where a fallen cyp
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Dec 5, 2012 11:35pm PST
global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 5th, 2012. >> and good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin with breaking news in the increasingly strange case of american software multimillionaire john mcafee. wanted for questioning in the central american country of belize for his neighbor's mysterious murder. tonight, in guatemala, he was arrested for entering the country illegally. the same place where earl-year-old today, our team tracked him down for this exclusive interview. here's abc's matt gutman from g guatemala city. >> reporter: it is the latest in the bizarre tale of john mcafee. the software tycoon who's been on the lam for three weeks in a cat and mouse game with authorities in belize. tonight, mcafee was arrested by immigration authorities in guatemala's capital. how have you been? >> really good since i got here. >> reporter: just hours earlier, he sat down with abc news, showing that a man known for packing a pistol was unarm and insisting he did not murder greg faull. who do you
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00am PST
they are having so many problems this is going to be this way for a while. city officials are looking for a permanent fix that might not come until spring. look at the mess on this street that they have to cleanup, the pavement piled up in front of this home. it is going to be a while until this neighborhood gets back to normal here's a good look at the hole in the daytime this happened 8:30 yesterday morning. not only created a huge hole, but snapped off a water service line, a water main and a sewage line this happened because there was too much in the creek it plugged up the culvert that sent the water gushing on to the street and eroded the soil this is causing a headache for residents. >> bottled water, just going to the bathroom. >> it may be the case we have to wait until we have dry weather before we can do a permanent fix. this road could be closed for some time. >> reporter: it could have been worse, raw sewage almost made night the creeks, crews were able to build a bypass just before the collapse. city officials are now begging residents to please, keep the creeks
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
the nfl tragedy in kansas city. chiefs linebacker jovan belcher fatally shooting his girlfriend and then taking his own life. just 24 hours later, the team finding the strength to get back on the field. abc's john schriffen is in kansas city with the latest on this story. john, good morning to you. >> reporter: elizabeth good morning. chiefs' head coach romeo crennel said overnight he made the decision to play the game to help his players take their minds off their, quote, misery for a few hours. but this morning, police and nfl players and friends try to figure out why belcher took his life so violently. abc news has learned he regularly visited gun ranges. and had multiple weapons in his home. abc news has learned that kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher not only owned guns but he and his girlfriend kasandra perkins used them recreationally. >> i knew before she was pregnant that they liked to go to the gun range and shoot. and that it was a lot of fun for both of them. >> reporter: police said belcher turned one of those guns on perkins, reportedly nine times at the home
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Nov 30, 2012 12:00am PST
in panama city, florida. please say hello to martin short. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: what an entrance. it is always a pleasure to have us here. >> i love to be overwhelmed by love. >> jimmy: how is everything? >> good. i love doing this show. >> jimmy: you do? thank you. >> it's my favorite of the 47 talk shows. it's in the top four or five. >> jimmy: thank you. >> because of the responsibilsp. >> jimmy: of whom? >> our conversation. since you refuse to prepare. and i think it's your strength. >> jimmy: that it is. >> you're the honey boo boo of late night. >> jimmy: thank you very much. [ applause ] i've been eating a lot of cheese balls to prepare. well, that's -- >> i love -- >> jimmy: do you really? >> yes. the difference between her family and the palins is teeth. and that's it. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and a few pounds, maybe. >> and i think, by the way, i'm glad that you showed up. >> jimmy: thank you. >> considering that when that "national enquirer" story hit today. >> jimmy: what story? >> well, the one that says that you're dating general petraeus. i think it's ju
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00am PST
neighborhoods in the past it has caused flooding the city has a multi-million dollar plan in the works to help keep the mission from flooding. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage on the storm getting ready to hit the bay area, track the storms yourself with live doppler 7 hd at abc7news.com. >>> san francisco police have a wanted parolee in custody. police recognize the man yesterday on monterey build he collided with a police vehicle while diving away last night after someone phoned in a -- while driving away last night after someone phoned in a tip. they set up a perimeter, police negotiators were able to convince the man to surrender. amy hollyfield will have more in a live report in the next half hour. >>> 5:05. oakland police investigating that city's 116th homicide of the year. detectives say a man was shot and killed in east oakland after 8:00 last night. officers found the victim unresponsive near the san leandro border. he was pronounced dead at the scene. >> the murders of two teenaged oakland this week have underscoreed growing fear that criminals are getting bolder. 15
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
people who live up the hill. >> i know that people are working on it. i've gt confidence in this city to take care of it. >> the city estimates that the cost of the repair runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they're not worried about paying for it. unlike other cities, lafayette has a $5 million rainy day fund as its called and as city managers told us. yesterday qualifies as a rainy day. in lafayette, abc 7 news. >> this did thank you. near scott's valley would be closed sometime as well. you can see part of one lane has been washed away. this is a sparsely populated area but people who live here it's going to be inconvenient getting around this closure, officials should have a better idea how long this will take within the next few days. >> we're learning tonight 30,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled out of a man hole during the storm. the ross valley sanitary district blaimz it on a clogged sewer line. some 20,000 gallons washed in the local creeks and streams. >> students will be back in class tomorrow in a marin county middle school closed today because of storm da
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00am PST
neighborhood outside the city limits of fairfax. the cabin caught fire last night by the time firefighters arrived, it was almost to the ground. an hour ago, a very emotionally distraught woman came to the scene demanding to get past the police barricade. >> no! i want to go to the house now, come with me. >> i need you to stay behind the firemen. >> talk to him, calm down. >> i'm the caregiver, i do hospice this is the son of my boss. why can't i go up there? >> i can have you pass this line. >> why? >> the woman says she is the estranged wife of the cabin's owner. police are talking with her now. >> came in 1:30, 2:00 last night they had troubl locating it conflicting reports about what was going on up here thought it was a transformer located the fire by the time they got here the fire was fully involved. >> reporter: the fire marshal says they are still in the process of removing the body, not identifying the victim. they are not sure of the cause of the fire. there had been a lot of power outages in marin this morning. a pg&e is work to restore power to residents of palm hill and lark
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
ban on being naked in city streets, sidewalks and plaz yaz violates their civil rights. >> this is just going that way, it's a crush to my generation. >> it's been a issue in the castro and elsewhere. and after two years, i am trying to avoid dealing with it. i felt, i had to deal witness. i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it pass. and to move on to other thing autos seven people detained one woman put in a van, taken into custody for resisting arest. let me tell but a little oddity here at city hall with this vote. the first tinl around a couple weeksing ayork waits 6.5, today, 7-4 looked like scott weiner picked up support but the supervisor says no. i was just distracted and i accidentally voted in favor of the ban. she asked for the vote retaken it was, again, 6-5 in favor of banning public nudity. >> this led to an arrest of a san francisco blogger who sent a picture of supervisor scott weiner in a bathroom and wrote about it in his blog. last week he was arrested and charged under a law design frod detective privacy. san francisco district attorney says he wants t
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
lake city and helena. up to a foot of snow in the northern rockies, cascades and sierra nevada. a big cooldown in the midwest. scattered showers and thunderstorms in the carolinas, atlanta and new orleans. >> 50s in the northeast. mostly 40s in the midwest. denver hovering near 70, 25 degrees above normal. just shy of 80 in phoenix. >>> when we come back this morning, home sweet home prices. the housing market is really on a roll. >>> and then, something fishy. a taste test of some genetically-modified salmon. it could be headed to your dinner plate. but it's nothing found in nature. >>> and the dog that found itself on some very thin ice. and the rescuers, though, who raced to save him. >>> welcome back, everyone. there's another sign this morning that the housing market is recovering. home prices in october were up more than 6% from a year earlier, the biggest yearly gain in more than six years. prices rose in all but five states. they were off just a fraction from september. but analysts say that's the end of the summer home buying season. >>> a company called aquabounty is wai
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Dec 4, 2012 11:35pm PST
resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 4th, 2012. >>> and good evening. i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, we begin with the murder trial illustrating that luck can be a fickle thing indeed. when a florida man won a multimillion-dollar lottery jackpot, he didn't realize he may well have been setting off a bizarre chain of events that would end with his murder. here's abc's linsey davis for our series, "crime and punishment." >> reporter: abraham shakespeare probably thought he was the luckiest man in the world when he won $30 million in the florida lottery in november of 2006. but his luck would change in a horrific way. and now, this woman, doris dee dee moore, is on trial for his murder. moore sobbed in court today, after jurors listened to audio recordings of her allegedly agreeing to a scheme in which another man would take the blame for shakespeare's death. it was the latest bombshell in a scandalous trial. >> there was a person he knew who was willing to take the rap for his disappearance, for what
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Dec 5, 2012 1:05am PST
fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you u >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four people have been shot. the investigation is happening right now on the 600 block of east 18th street. there is no word yet on the condition of the victims. again four people shot. no arrests have been made to this point. new at 11:00, a bizarre kidnapping and a daring escape in the south bay. a handyman was threatened, beaten and forced to do repair work for several hours. it started yesterday morning at a home on called well court and ended at the chevron on santa teresa boulevard in san jose. and that's where abc7 news reporter john alston
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
are down. dozens in san francisco alone. and abc 7 news is live in the city tonight with a story and some remarkable pictures. >> this is a big storm, part of this fell over here. you can see, this must have been a big storm. part of the tree fell. the brampbls as you can see many of them fell. when we come back, i'm going to tell you who is going to be paying for it. talk about a rude awakening. a 100 foot tree crashed on to the house in san francisco russian hill neighborhood. one part of the tree speared through the9u'Ñ couple bedroom. >> we woke up.osarç and thanksayp the loord we're e to talk to you about it. >> the main trunk fell into the backyard. the department of public works maintains and is responsible for about 40,000 neighborhood true autos we had a dozen trees coming down in san francisco. different neighborhoods. >> this black acacia fell on a prius. it happened on 25th avenue and lake street. it take a look this crew less than 20 minutes to cut it down. >> roof gets saturated. nature making a course after that. >> and that star as i told you before, a camery wa
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00am PST
, dominick strauss-kahn, and the new york city hotel maid that accused him of sexual assault. prosecutors dropped charges against strauss-kahn. but the incident did end his political career and his marriage. >>> a new study out today urges the federal prison system to grant more early releases to disabled or terminally ill releases for economic and humanitarian reasons. there are about 218,000 federal prisoners. but fewer than one prisoner a year is granted a compassionate release. and caring for a seriously ill prisoner is much more expensive. >>> the american soldier accused of leaking a trove of classified documents to wikileaks will take the stand in military court again today. yesterday, private first class bradley manning made his first public statements since his arrest two years ago during a pretrial hearing. he wants his case tossed out, saying he suffered unlawful punishment during his first year of detention. >>> weather and those powerful storms pounding the west coast are not letting up this morning. take a look at this. parts of northern california are feeling t
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